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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (third from right), holds hands with her husband, Mark Kelly (right), while leaving Town Hall at Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Conn., after meeting with Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra and other officials on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. At far left is Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman; behind Mrs. Giffords to the left is Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat. Mrs. Giffords also met with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that left 26 people dead. (AP Photo/The News-Times, Jason Rearick)
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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (third from right), holds hands with her husband, Mark Kelly (right), while leaving Town Hall at Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Conn., after meeting with Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra and other officials on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. At far left is Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman; behind Mrs. Giffords to the left is Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat. Mrs. Giffords also met with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that left 26 people dead. (AP Photo/The News-Times, Jason Rearick)

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